TRiO Leaders
Summer Bridge

Trio Support Services

Welcome Lourdes University TRiO Leaders Summer Bridge Students

Your Fast Track To Success

Summer Bridge is a pilot program that will select 15 incoming freshmen to join the TRiO SSS Program three days prior to New Student Orientation. Summer Bridge students will move on campus Sunday, August 17, 2014 rom 10–11 a.m. and spend the following four days attending informational and academic workshops, participating in teamwork and leadership activities, exploring campus and local community resources, and engaging in social events.

Summer Bridge is designed to help ease the transition for new participants to all aspects of college life. To qualify for the Summer Bridge program you must first qualify and be accepted into TRiO SSS and be Pell eligible. The program is free of charge to accepted participants. View the Summer Bridge Program Brochure (PDF)

Program Purpose

  • Immerse students in the TRiO SSS program
  • Assist students in making connections to additional supportive campus resources
  • Help students better understand faculty expectations and university culture

Benefits to Participant

  • Transition more smoothly to college life
  • Understand the requirements and benefits of being a TRiO SSS participant
  • Identify your learning style and strategies for how you learn best
  • Learn essential study skills: test taking strategies, time management, and stress reduction
  • Learn what instructors expect: classroom conduct, course syllabi, Sakai
  • Understand college writing skills, including APA and MLA formatting styles
  • Understand the Financial Aid process and concepts of Financial Literacy Education
  • Become familiar with technology and computer resources: email, research databases, Web for Students
  • Get to know TRiO staff and become familiar with University and community resources
  • Connect to a peer mentor to help guide you through the program and college life
  • Become eligible for the TRiO Federal Grant Aid Scholarship during fall semester

Application & Deadline

Bridge Application (PDF)
The deadline to apply is Friday, July 11


Teddi Moorman
Director, TRiO Student Support Services
St. Francis Hall 110


TRiO Files
TRiO Application

Other Links

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